When will the Media being to

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    Get on the cases of the Governor of Louisiana and the Mayor of New Orleans for their total lack of planning?

    The entire media keeps reporting all these people that are dogging the President for this lack and are not reporting that the Governor and Mayor were incompetent and had no infrastructure set up to help these people relying solely on luck and happenstance.

    This embicilic behavior has costed hundreds of lives, if not thousands.

    That there is help getting there now is amazing considering there was nothing on which to build from in a relief effort.

    The Mayor of New Oreleans had no evacuation plan for his city? He started the mandatory evacuations days after hearing the storm would be devastating? He had no plan in place for when the Police and EMT personnel lost contact with each other?

    The Governor had no equipment to reach the people in a flooded city in the path of hurricanes that is situated below sea level with levies designed to hold back level 3 storms when this one was level 4? There was no statewide plan to send in teams of Police and EMTs from other cities with boats and equipment to reach the people? No tents to set up in the dry areas?

    Neither of these idiots has room to talk, but the Mayor of New Orleans has now started to hassle the President for not doing the Mayor's job quickly enough?

    What is wrong with all of us?! Why do we let this continue without sending the message that enough is enough?
     
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    Crap. The "being" in the title should be begin....

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    Yes indeedy. I heard that the mayor (of New Orleans, I think) was on the Today show cursing a blue streak against the Federal Gov't for failing to help his city.
     
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    Yeah, that is what stared the above rant. What an asshat! Complaining that Bush didn't do his job for him. Same with that idiotic Governor.
     
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    No body will bash anyone in the area right now out of fear of being called insensitive.

    Wait a few months..then it will start.
     
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    I've been wondering the same thing, No1. The State and City holds most, if not all, of the fault for this lack of preparedness IMO.

    I see a good thing here though, for those with their eyes open. It's an example of what happens when we look to Washington for EVERYTHING.
     
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    There was no plan there, everyone was left to their own devices to get out which is okay but then when tragedy strikes don't pass the buck. I think the Mayor is just trying to deflect his lack of leadership onto the federal government. This whole blame game is pathetic but not unexpected.
     
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    The Mayor, the Media, you name it...Bush is the target.
     
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    government in the union. Not only that but New Orleans had the choice years ago about the level of hurricane to build the levees to withstand. Guess what they choose? Yep. The cheap way out. Level three when they could have built to level five. Cheap way, corrupt way, stupid way, Louisiana way. Glad I moved and I swore I'd never move back. Never did. I've said my prayers for the affected but to hang this on the feds is just ignorant of Louisiana politics.
     
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    Well you haven't lived in Illinois for corruption. I will say though, it's not so much the infrastructure as individuals and political cabals enriching themselves. Like CA our schools in the dicey areas are falling fast.
     

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